Fiscal Year 2008: The National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association s (NCASAA) Training and Technical Assistance and Grants Programs.
Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available
The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
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Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds are available specifically to achieve the objectives of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program as described in the Victims of Child Abuse Act, 42 U.S.C.
Section 13001, et seq.
Other public institution/organization: Law, Justice, and Legal Services.
Other private institutions/organizations: Law, Justice, and Legal Services
State; Local; Public nonprofit institution/organization; Other public institution/organization; Private nonprofit institution/organization
Cost will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments, A-21 for educational institutions, and A-122 for nonprofit organizations. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
The Office of Justice Programs utilizes a Grants Management System (GMS). GMS downloads applications from Grants.gov and is the system in which OJP reviews applications and manages awarded grants. Registration with www.grants.gov is required. Detailed instructions can be found at www.grants.gov. The Office of Management and Budget requires that all businesses and nonprofit applicants for federal funds include a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number in their application for a new award or renewal of an award. Detailed information about this requirement can be found at www.dunandbradstreet.com. OJP requires that all applicants for federal financial assistance, other than individuals, maintain current registrations in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database. Information about registration procedures can be accessed at www.ccr.gov.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Victims of Child Abuse Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 13001, et seq.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
The award will be renewable for a period not to exceed 5 years.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Length and time phasing of assistance vary by project and are posted on the OJP web site as solicitations are released. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Contact program office for more details.
Post Assistance Requirements
Program reports are not applicable.
Cash reports are not applicable.
Final financial reports and semi-annual and final program performance reports and performance measure data submission will be required as stipulated in the effective edition of the OJP Financial Guide and in award documents.
Grantees submit performance measure data via the DCTAT reporting system bi-annually.
Performance measures are required, as specified in the solicitation.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. All organizations that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in any fiscal year must have a single audit for that year in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-133, as amended, unless the audit condition on the award says otherwise. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency not later than 9 months after the end of the grantee"s fiscal year.
Grantee must keep complete records on the disposition of funds.
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 08 $12,397,800; FY 09 est $15,000,000; FY 10 est $15,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Funding for the Training and Technical Assistance Program is approximately $3 Million per year. Funding for the State Grants program is approximately $9 Million per year.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
The current edition of the OJP Financial Guide is available at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/finguide08/index.htm.
Regional or Local Office
Cecilia Duquela Fuentes Child Protection Division, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, , Department of Justice, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Phone: (202) 514-9372
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
The successful applicant will be selected through a competitive solicitation process.
Bina Sitaram, a 40-year old former senior garment technician in the fashion industry, has created a social enterprise that affords young students lessons in healthy living by holding gardening, cooking and arts and crafts sessions.